ارزان

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See also: ارزاں

Baluchi[edit]

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ارزان (arzán)

  1. cheap
  2. inexpensive

Pashto[edit]

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ارزان (arzân)

  1. cheap

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ارزانه


Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (ʾlcʾn /arzān/), 𐫀𐫡𐫉𐫀𐫗(ʾrzʾn /arzān/, valuable, worthy), from [Book Pahlavi needed] (ʾlc /arz/, worth, value) + [Book Pahlavi needed] (-ʾn /-ān/). Cognate with Parthian 𐫀𐫡𐫋𐫀𐫗(ʾrjʾn /aržān/, worthy), Talysh ارژون(erjon), Northern Kurdish erzan and the following Iranian borrowings: Old Armenian արժան (aržan, worthy; cheap), Classical Syriac ܐܪܙܢ(ʾarzān, cheap).

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Dari Persian ارزان
Iranian Persian
Tajik арзон (arzon)

ارزان (arzân) (comparative ارزان‌تَر(arzân-tar), superlative ارزان‌تَرین(arzân-tarin))

  1. cheap, inexpensive
    • c. 1260, Rumi, “3:1001”, in The Masnavi:
      خویشتن را آدمی ارزان فروخت، بود اطلس خویش بر دلقی بدوخت
      xištan-râ âdami arzân foruxt, bud atlas xiš bar dâlqi beduxt
      man sold himself for cheap; he was satin, but sewed himself to a dervish's rags.
    Antonym: گران(gerân, expensive)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Bashkir: арзан (arzan)

Further reading[edit]

  • Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond (2004) A Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian (Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum; 3.1), Turnhout: Brepols, pages 52, 53
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “arzān”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 296